2019 Kia Forte Review

The 2019 Kia Forte is a sophisticated compact car with plenty to offer your regular drives around the areas of Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville. To showcase the many ways the Kia Forte can contribute to your overall driving experience, the folks here at The Kia Store have compiled a few of the highlights that effectively set it apart.

If you’d like to find out if this car matches with your sensibilities and fits in with your particular lifestyle, we invite you to take a brief moment to explore the possibilities.

Performance Specs for the 2019 Kia Forte

When it comes to performance, the Forte is a fully capable automobile. To bring this point home, here are a few of its vital statistics according to trim level:

2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle 2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle 2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle 2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve I-4, Atkinson Cycle
147 Horsepower 147 Horsepower 147 Horsepower 147 Horsepower
EPA-Estimated 31 City MPG, 41 HWY MPG* EPA-Estimated 30 City MPG, 40 HWY MPG* EPA-Estimated 30 City MPG, 40 HWY MPG* EPA-Estimated 30 City MPG, 40 HWY MPG*

Learn more about the 2019 Kia Forte Trim Levels!

The 2019 Kia Forte: Exterior Dimensions

2018 silver Kia Forte drivingWhen taking a look at the Forte’s overall size, some of its chief attributes begin to rise to the surface. For instance, it has a wheelbase that measures at 106.3 inches, its front track width is 61.5 inches, and its rear track width is 61.9 inches. The Kia Forte is 182.7 inches long, 70.9 inches wide, and 56.5 inches high. It also has a generous ground clearance of 5.3 inches. The all-around compact stature of the Forte gives it a significant advantage when cornering and maneuvering around tighter city streets.

Interior Spaciousness

Despite its above-mentioned compact size, the 2019 Kia Forte provides plenty of opportunity for everyone on board to stretch out and enjoy the comfortable ride. This is proven by the fact that its interior volume offers a roomy 96 cubic feet. This roominess barely lessens when the available sunroof is added. Even then, the interior volume comes to 93.5 cubic feet.

The Forte also allows for an abundance of convenient stowing potential by giving you 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. This way, you have lots of space for shopping bags, luggage, or anything else you find yourself needing to bring along.

2018 Kia Forte dark leather InteriorWhen you’re seated inside the Kia Forte, you’re sure to notice the cozy feel. This is the case no matter where you sit. For example, in the front row, you get a headroom of 38.8 inches, shoulder room that clears at 56.1 inches, 42.2 inches of legroom, and 53 inches in terms of hip room. The passengers in the back have it just as good with 37.5 inches for headroom, 55.3 inches for shoulder room, legroom at 35.7 inches, and hip room that comes to 51.1 inches.

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Supportive Safety

The safety features included in the 2019 Kia Forte are intended to provide you with a heightened sense of assurance. One element that does a lot to accomplish this is the Forward Collision Warning. This standard feature alerts you with visual and audible indicators when it senses that a collision could potentially occur. The Forte also comes standard with the Lane Keeping Assist feature that is able to steer the vehicle back to where it needs to be if it detects that you’re exiting a lane unintentionally.

Other useful Kia Forte safety features include the standard Hill Start Assist Control, Brake Assist System, and Blind Spot Collision Warning.

See the 2019 Kia Forte in Person Today

As you can see, the Kia Forte has an abundance of advantages that have the potential to transform your Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Clarksville commutes. To check out the Forte for yourself, contact The Kia Store to set up a good time to take a test drive.

Further Reading: 2019 Kia Forte vs Hyundai Elantra


*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.


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